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Arts Workshops for Adults 55+ at Johnson City Public Library

Registration is now open for the first workshops offered in conjunction with the “Seeding Artful Aging” grant received by Johnson City Public Library. These workshops will meet once a week at the library for 8 weeks, followed by a public sharing event of works created. Workshops are free, and open to adults age 55 and up. No prior experience is required, but a strong commitment to attendance is encouraged.

Don Johnson will teach Poetry on Tuesday evenings, March 21 – May 9, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Johnson is a retired English professor. He is the author of four books of poems and two short stories, as well as numerous articles on Appalachian literature, the literature of sport, and contemporary American and Irish literature.

Marjorie Shaefer will teach Oral Narratives on Thursdays, March 23 – May 11, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Shaefer is a graduate of East Tennessee State University’s Master of Arts in Storytelling program. She is a performing member of the Jonesborough Storytelling Guild, has taught storytelling at Wayne State University and produced an urban storytelling festival for several years.

For more information, please call the library at 423-434-4356.

February Program Guide

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New READS Site

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